country. that sound clip we just played of hugh hewitt, who thinks he is a big academia kind of dude, he said hagel had not disclosed it yet, meaning that he is accepting this as gospel that yes, that chuck hagel does have ties with groups that are very questionable with the united states. i mean, this should be a credibility issue across the board. but the right wing media doesn't play by those rules, do they noaa? >> no, they don't. in fact, this is their favorite kind of tried and true tactic as you ask a question, you make a statement with a question mark on the end of it, and then you use that to pillory folks and say, you know, what is your answer to this? you're not going to answer this? aren't you going to disclose this? we've seen this throughout this hearing, this confirmation process with senator hagel. and it's actually delayed this confirmation for a month when we actually need, you know, senator hagel on the job as the secretary of defense. and so it's a very serious problem. it's not just a partisan issue. i mean, this is about the core integrity of the functioning of government.